(Closed) Campaign against child abuse- Change your FB profile pic!

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

smurfette. she so cute.

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Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ahh…the Snorks!

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

This comment may be a bit controversial, but facebook fads like that (and the concept of “slactavism” in general) really bother me because they don’t actually DO  anything to combat child abuse. It’s nostalgic to see what kind of shows people watched as children but if you ACTUALLY want to prevent child abuse you can donate to preventchildabuse.org or showcase ACTUAL sories or statistics that help raise awareness.

 

It’s nostalgia not activism. 

 

I’m really, really sorry if I hurt anyones feelngs, but this is an issue I feel strongly about. I wish it was “donate $5 to a worthy cause to change your profile pic to a childhood charecter. THAT is a cause I would wholeheartedly support.

 

Sorry again, if I hurt someone’s feelings.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hmm, didn’t hurt anyones feeling. Just kind of threw a wet blanket on the thread is all, haha.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

MissHobbit- I was just about to post something similar! Why cant people just say “Hey lets all post cartoon characters this week”? instead of luring people with a supposed cause. If people are really concerned about child abuse, please donate or volunteer to an organization that helps children in need. 

I think something similar came up with the whole bra colors for breast cancer thing. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

To be fair, I do think it’s really interesting to see what shows people watched as children. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@DollyLava: The concept is called “slactavism” which basically means you give the apperance of making change, but aren’t actually doing anything to support the cause. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Raising awareness in any fashion is never incorrect or badly motivated. I encourage FB for these active moments.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@His Lil SantosGirl: That’s true and I’m sure someone somewhere did donate to a worthy cause because of it and that’s a good and noble thing. I suppose I just wish the ratio of people who donated and the number of people who changed their pictures was closer to 1. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissHobbit: I agree with your sentiments 100%

The first time I remember something like this went on around Facebook was posting your bra color to promote “breast cancer awareness”. My mom is a survivor and it really offended me because I didn’t feel like it did anything for the cause whatsoever. 

@ttn133: So, as someone who was affected by an issue that Facebook tried to make people “aware” of, I was offended myself.

I think both cancer and child abuse are sensitive topics for people, and if it gives you comfort to participte in something like this as a survivor of abuse, great. But I’m not going to participate in something that I also consider it slactavism.

To me, it cheapens your experience and doesn’t do anything to prevent people from having to go through it in the future.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

In an attempt to lighten the mood. My favorite cartoon as a kid was marvin the martian. I had marvin the martian memorabilia EVERYWHERE. I was a scrawny 9 year old girl wearing a marvin the martian tie to school because I was obsessed (although my tie tying abilities came in handy later in life) It’s not my profile picture, but interesting nonetheless.

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